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H2B Cap Count Update
April 11, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of March 31, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 36,609 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2012, and 18,736 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012.
USCIS announces FY 2013 H1B Cap Count Details
April 10, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2013 employment. As of April 09, 2012, USCIS has received approximately 17,400 H1B cap-subject petitions and 8,200 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
USCIS Received 22,323 H-1B Cap filings for Employment in FY 2013
April 06, 2012
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services indicated today that it has received 22,323 H-1B cap filings for employment in Fiscal Year 2013. Approximately one-third of the filings are reportedly petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees from U.S. universities. According to the agency, this is almost double the number of cases filed at this time last year
H2B Cap Count Update
April 03, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of March 30, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 39,105 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 36,609 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2012.
USCIS Releases Information on Automatic Extension of F-1 Student Status for Those with Pending H-1Bs
April 2, 2012
USCIS grants a cap-gap extension for F-1 students whose status would normally expire while waiting for an H-1B petition to be reviewed. This is allowed only for those students whose H-1B is filed on or after April 1 while F-1 status is current. Eligible students can go to their Designated School Official to have a cap-gap I-20 issued showing an extension. Released on March 29, 2012, more frequently asked questions have been answered.
TPS Designated for Syria
March 30, 2012
USCIS has announced that eligible Syrian nationals (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) in the U.S. may apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The TPS designation for Syria is effective March 29, 2012, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2013. The 180-day TPS registration period begins March 29, 2012 and ends on September 25, 2012. To be eligible for TPS, Syrians must meet all individual requirements for TPS, including demonstrating that they have continually resided and been continually physically present in the United States since March 29, 2012.
USCIS to accept H-1B Petitions for FY 2013 beginning April 2, 2012
March 28, 2012
USCIS has announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2013 cap on Monday April 2, 2012. With the statutory numerical limitation on H-1B petitions for FY 2013 being 65,000, USCIS has announced that it will monitor the number of petitions received and will notify the public of the date on which USCIS received the necessary number of petitions to meet the H-1B cap. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS takes possession of a properly filed petition with the correct fee, and USCIS will not rely upon the date that the petition is postmarked.
H2B Cap Count Update
March 27, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of March 23, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 39,339 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 35,679 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2012.
H2B Cap Count Update
March 21, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of March 16, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 38,967 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 34,858 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2012.
H2B Cap Count Update
March 07, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of March 2, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 37,630 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 33,584 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2012.

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